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" And he gave it for his opinion, that whoever could make two ears of corn, or two blades of grass to grow upon a spot of ground where only one grew before, would deserve better of mankind, and do more essential service to his country than the whole race... "
Extracts from various authors; and fragments of table-talk [ed. by E.L. Hussey]. - Page 133
by Extracts - 1883 - 217 pages
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PrairyErth: (a Deep Map)

William Least Heat Moon - 1999 - 624 pages
...concentrates his mind wonderfully." Samuel Johnson, in Boswell's Life of Samuel Johnson (1777) Whoever could make two ears of corn or two blades...country than the whole race of politicians put together. Jonathan Swift, Gulliver's Travels (1726) The earth belongs in usufruct to the living. Thomas...
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Wild Fruits: Thoreau's Rediscovered Last Manuscript

Henry David Thoreau - 2001 - 411 pages
...Jonathan Swift, Gulliver's Travels, "Voyage to Brobdingnag," chap. 7: "And [the King of Brobdingnag] gave it for his opinion, that whoever could make two...than the whole race of politicians put together." . 346 169 The botanist refers . . . than an eastern one!: The source for this paragraph is Thoreau's...
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The Spectacle of the Growth of Knowledge and Swift's Satires on Science

Beat Affentranger - 2000 - 194 pages
...gives Gulliver to understand that his principles were not those of science but of utility: The King "gave it for his Opinion; that whoever could make...than the whole race of Politicians put together." 409 It is to such practical and simple demands of utility that the Royal Society could not live up...
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The Routledge Dictionary of Religious & Spiritual Quotations

Geoffrey Parrinder - 2000 - 218 pages
...which is £6,200, for which the Holy Name of God be praised! Samuel Pepys, Diary, 31 October 1666 16 He gave it for his opinion, that whoever could make...to his country than the whole race of politicians together. Jonathan Swift, Gulliver's Travels, 'Voyage to Brobdingnag' (1726) 17 Where the heart was...
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Carbohydrates in Grain Legume Seeds: Improving Nutritional Quality and ...

C. L. Hedley - 2001 - 322 pages
...Contributors: Miroslav Griga, Georgina Kosturkova, Nickolay Kuchuk and Mladenka Ilieva-Stoilova And he gave it for his opinion, that whoever could make...country than the whole race of politicians put together. Gulliver's Travels, 'A Voyage to Brobdingnag', ch. 7 (1726) Jonathan Swift (1667-1745), Anglo-Irish...
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American Dreamer: The Life and Times of Henry A. Wallace

John C. Culver, John Hyde - 2001 - 608 pages
...Before they wrote anything about the corn plant, Wallace and Brown quoted from Gulliver's Travels: "And he gave it for his opinion, that whoever could make...his country, than the whole race of politicians put together."29 Or as Wallace himself put it near the end of his oral history, "Jesus took on himself...
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The Creation of the Modern World: The Untold Story of the British Enlightenment

Roy Porter, Former Professor of the Social History of Medicine Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine Roy Porter - 2000 - 727 pages
...agriculture published in four volumes between 1770 and 1772. The King of Brobdingnag memorably stated that 'whoever could make two Ears of Corn, or two...than the whole Race of Politicians put together'. 56 As well as thus serving political economy, agricultural improvement embodied the new relation between...
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The Creation of the Modern World: The Untold Story of the British Enlightenment

Roy Porter - 2000 - 727 pages
...agriculture published in four volumes between 1770 and 1772. The King of Brobdingnag memorably stated that 'whoever could make two Ears of Corn, or two...his Country, than the whole Race of Politicians put together'.56 As well as thus serving political economy, agricultural improvement embodied the new relation...
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Advances in Agronomy, Volume 74

2001 - 254 pages
...2000). The true meaning of agricultural intensification was best stated by Jonathan Swift7 who wrote, "Whoever could make two ears of corn, or two blades...essential service to his country, than the whole race of 7.. 'Gulliver's Travels." politicians put together." In practical terms, it means careful stewardship...
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Knowledge of the Land: Land Resources Information and Its Use in Rural ...

D. Barry Dalal-Clayton, Director for Strategies Planning and Assessment Barry Dalal-Clayton, David Dent, Natural Resources Research Team Leader David Dent - 2001 - 428 pages
...economic grounds but there should be a place at the table for knowledge of the land. And he gave it as his opinion. that whoever could make two ears of corn or two blades of grass grow on a patch of land where only one grew before. does a greater service to mankind and to his country...
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